Prieur Family History

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Prieur Name Meaning

French: from Old French pri(o)ur ‘prior’, a monastic official immediately subordinate to an abbot (from Latin prior ‘superior’), hence a nickname or occupational name, which probably most often originated as an occupational name for a servant of a prior.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Prior, Payeur, Priest, Paseur, Riehm, Pater, Lier, Trier, Priem

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Prieur Family Origin

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Prieur Family Occupations

What did your Prieur ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Prieur. 28% of Prieur men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Prieur women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Prieur were Fireman and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Fireman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housework

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Prieur Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Prieur. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Prieur census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 889 immigration records available for the last name Prieur. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 590 military records available for the last name Prieur. For the veterans among your Prieur ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Prieur Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Prieur life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Prieur in 1957 was 51, and 75 in 2004.

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